Leapai Seething over Briggs Insult

AN unexpected visit from American boxer Shannon Briggs has left local boxer Alex Leapai fuming.

Lepai and his team were at a press conference in Germany overnight, ahead of his world heavyweight bout with Wladimir Klitscko.

Briggs gate-crashed the media event at the InterContinental Hotel in Dusseldorf, accusing Klitschko of deliberately avoiding him, and describing Leapai as a “bum”.


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That was the last straw for Leapai, who rose to his feet and threatened to fight Briggs right then and there.

Leapai’s trainer Noel Thornberry intervened and managed to calm down the situation.

Briggs rant continued for ten minutes, before he left, leaving Leapai and Klitschko to finish up the press conference.

The pair will next meet on Sunday morning (AEST) for the world title fight in the German town of Oberhausen.